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Skotel Alpine Resort
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Whakapapa
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

The Skotel has an excellent location, close to the ski fields which is perfect after a day in the snow. The facilities are in great conditions, nice restaurant and good prices for value. Definitely I'll stay in this Hotel in the future.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Positive : Very well located (in the park). Reception VERY helpful and nice. Great view. A bit old but charming. Breakfast nice.

Negative : well located, in the park, but you have to eat at the hotel's restaurant if you dont want to take your car;)

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

I stayed at Skotel for 3 nights and enjoyed the facilities provided at the hotel. The staff is very friendly and always happy to help. The bed in our room is too soft for my liking but slept well after each tiring day. I will definitely stay there again on my next visit.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

A lovely alpine hotel offering a friendly and relaxed welcome. Warm fireplace welcomes you into the bar and offers a family friendly space. Restaurant offers adequate food for all tastes and a sufficient breakfast to last you until lunch on the ski slopes. Superior rooms are large with a queen bed and single bed, with views to die for towards Mt Ruapehu! Brilliant heating meant we were actually too hot on some occasions and had to turn it down while it was -6 outside! Beds were very uncomfortable and the room walls were very thin meaning you could hear practically everything your neighbour was up to and we were woken several times by noisy guests walking past our room, but this was the only downside.
We loved our stay and the location to the mountain is brilliant. Reasonably priced also, although they could do with updating their beds.

Room Tip: Superior Room - request a balcony and a view of Mt Ruapehu. And request a room as far away from din...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

I stayed just for one night, before starting the Tongariro Northern Circuit. The room was very clean, warm and comfortable, and the staff very kind. The dinner in the restaurant was not cheap, but it was delicious! I would stay again!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

I had no idea before I book the room in Skotel. My friends told me to take Backpackers suite (for 3) I booked it for $55 (Pretty cheap huh..?). It was 5 hours from Auckland. I was think about how we are going to be there.. But when I reach there.. OMG.. There room is so perfect and clean.. The towels and bed was clean.. The bathroom and toilet was clean.. The Kitchen area was so good as home (More clean than home in fact). We had a great time with my friends in Guest lounge area. There is a great view from the deck and its a perfect area for having beer with freinds by watching sunset.. So calm and relaxed. Next day even after we cheked out of hotel, we were allowed to use bathrooms after our long trekking..!! I must say...Anybody wants to spend time out of work its the best place...

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Very helpful in allowing date changes due to weather conditions, and a nice warm clean room to stay in. Good location and easy to be picked up for local activities from. Yummy breakfast. Would happily stay again.

Room Tip: Pick one with a view of the mountain.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Skotel Alpine Resort
Address: Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Tongariro National Park > Whakapapa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Whakapapa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Skotel Alpine Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Skotel was established in the early 60s by a group of keen skiers who wanted the convenience of accommodation close to the ski-fields but more comfort than the ski lodges of that time. In 1986 it underwent a major expansion with the addition of restaurant, bar and other facilities. The old part of the building became the backpacker’s wing. Skotel has maintained its friendly informal atmosphere but now provides Qualmark three star accommodation and the exciting cuisine experiences of our new dinner menu. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Skotel Alpine Hotel Whakapapa Village
Holiday Inn Tongariro National Park

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